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Former labor union bookkeeper charged with embezzling $26K

BENTON, IL (KFVS) -

A former southern Illinois labor union bookkeeper is facing embezzlement charges.

Carolyn Hall, 53, of McLeansboro, Illinois was indicted by a federal grand jury in East St. Louis, Illinois, for embezzlement and theft from a labor union.

That's according to the US Attorney of the Southern Illinois District's office.

The indictment alleges that Carolyn Hall was the bookkeeper for Laborer's Local 1197, part of the Laborer's International Union of North America.

The indictment goes on to say from July of 2012 through February of 2014 she took $26,491 of cash receipts from members' dues payments and used the funds for personal use.

Hall faces a prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years' supervised release if convicted of the charges.

The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor Management Standards, with the assistance of Laborer's Local 1197.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Norman R. Smith.

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